A Zambian Student has died while another is in a critical condition after a road traffic accident in India. 

This is according to a statement issued by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley. 

“The Mission in New Delhi, India, has received with deep sorrow the demise of a  Zambian national, Peter Mwamba, a 3rd year Civil Engineering Student, in a tragic road traffic accident. The High Commissioner said the deceased was in the the company of his colleague, Dennis Musukwa, a 3rd yr Pharmacy Student, who is in a critical condition,” Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga said.

“The two students are all from Parul University in Vadodara, Gujarat State, India.”

She said the accident occurred around 19:00 hours Indian time (15:30 hours Zambian time) on October 31, 2018.

“Information shows that they were hit by a truck in a hit and run tragedy as they were on a motorcycle,” The High Commissioner said. 

Kapijimpanga said a good Samaritan by the name of Ishy took the accident victims to the hospital.

“I have dispatched an officer from the Embassy to get more information in Gujarat State, about 1087 kilometres away from the Indian capital New Delhi, and help in anyway necessary, ” said Kapijimpanga.

Kapijimpanga said the Zambian Mission in New Delhi and the students populace in India were deeply saddened by the untimely accident and urged the families to remain strong in the trying moment of difficulty as the students were promising.